After resort destination Boracay was officially shuttered by President Rodrigo Duterte earlier this week, with a planned six month rehabilitation project set to commence, the Department of Tourism (DOT) released a list of guidelines for the public to abide by while the island is closed.
The guidelines, released in accordance with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and Department of the Interior and Local Government, prohibits all tourists, noting, vacationers will be stopped at the Caticlan Jetty Port.
Swimming is also barred, with the except for local residents, who are restricted to designated areas.
Identification will also be required for residents and workers; while media personnel are expected to coordinate with the DOT for proper accreditation.
Following a proclamation earlier signed by President Rodrigo Duterte a ‘State of Calamity’ was declared over Boracay Barangays Balabag, Manoc-Manoc, and Yapak; while the island was officially considered temporary closed “for six months starting 26 April 2018, or until 25 October 2018.”/WDJ